ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the St. Paul City Council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring secure storage of firearms, in a gun safe or with a trigger lock. Mayor Melvin Carter has indicated he’ll sign the ordinance, authored by Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, in the coming days.
Statewide Investments Will Energize Economy and Strengthen Minnesota’s Water, Transit, and Community Infrastructure
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On the final day of the 2023 legislative session, Senate Capital Investment Committee Chair Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) ushered a monumental infrastructure and jobs package to passage on the Senate floor. A combined $2.3 billion in bonds (HF 669) and cash funding (HF 670) will be put to work improving and expanding upon Minnesota’s state assets, including road and bridge projects, water and waste treatment improvements, construction on state colleges and universities, local governments, and funding for proven community groups and nonprofits. These bills will bring thousands of well-paying jobs to Minnesota, in addition to the future economic opportunities offered by the projects themselves.
Deal Will Bring Projects to Communities Across the State that Will Contribute to the Economy and Strengthen Minnesota’s Water, Transit, and Education Infrastructure
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Senate Capital Investment Committee Chair Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) will champion her landmark legislation on the Senate floor after DFL leadership reached a deal with the Senate GOP to pass legislation (HF 669 and HF 670) to improve and expand upon Minnesota’s state assets, including road and bridge projects, water and waste treatment improvements, construction on state colleges and universities, local governments, and funding for proven community groups and nonprofits. Senator Pappas, who is chief author of these bills that will deliver $2.6 billion for infrastructure projects, will present the bills to the Senate in the coming days in order to bring thousands of well-paying jobs to Minnesota, in addition to the economic opportunities offered by the projects themselves.
Senator Sandra Pappas Ushers Bill to Fund Violence Prevention Research Through Judiciary and Public Safety Committee
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee heard testimony on a bill (SF 412) that would give one-time funds to The Violence Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Minnesota and dedicated to reducing violence in society. Chief author Senator Sandra Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) testified in support of the bill alongside the co-founders of The Violence Project.
Senator Sandra Pappas and Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic Speak on Republican Vote to Bring Down Long-Overdue Infrastructure and Jobs Bill
Every GOP Member Voted Against Long-Overdue Water Projects, Improvements in Roads and Bridges, Funding for Veterans, Colleges and Universities
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, Senate Republicans unanimously voted against the infrastructure and jobs bill that would have delivered $1.5 billion for local jobs and infrastructure projects throughout the state.
Senator Sandra Pappas Testifies on Her Bill to Guarantee Earned Sick and Safe Time for Minnesota Workers
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, the Human Services Committee heard testimony on Senator Sandra Pappas’s bill to guarantee earned sick and safe time for all Minnesota workers (HF 19). The bill would require businesses to allow full-time employees to earn up to one hour of time off for every 30 hours they work, up to 48 hours each year. The House passed HF 19 on Feb. 16 on a 69-54 vote.